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Policyholders Protection Act 1997

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Part IAmendments of Schedule 17 to the Friendly Societies Act 1992

1In paragraph 1(1), in the inserted section 1(2)(aa), for sub-paragraph (i) there shall be substituted—

(i)members of friendly societies who have entered into contracts of insurance with societies of which they are members;.

2For paragraph 3 there shall be substituted—

3(1)Section 4 (protection confined to insurance under qualifying policies of protected risks or commitments) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), at the end there shall be inserted , and

(c)a contract of insurance with a friendly society entered into through an establishment in—

(i)the United Kingdom,

(ii)another EEA State, or

(iii)the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

(3)In subsection (3)—

(a)in paragraph (a), after “above” there shall be inserted “, or a contract falling within subsection (2)(c)(i) above”,

(b)in paragraph (b), after “above” there shall be inserted “, or a contract falling within subsection (2)(c)(ii) above”, and

(c)in paragraph (c), after “above” there shall be inserted “or a contract falling within subsection (2)(c)(iii) above”.

3(1)Paragraph 6 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1), in the words inserted in subsection (1) of section 8 of the 1975 Act, for “authorised insurance company” there shall be substituted “insurance company to which this Act applies”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2), in the words inserted in subsection (4) of that section, for “authorised insurance companies” there shall be substituted “insurance companies which are not friendly societies”.

4(1)In paragraph 7, the inserted section 8A shall be amended as follows.

(2)The existing provision shall become subsection (1) and, in that subsection—

(a)after “14” there shall be inserted “and subsection (2)”, and

(b)for “was a United Kingdom policy at the beginning of the liquidation” there shall be substituted “is a qualifying policy”.

(3)After that subsection there shall be inserted—

(2)The duty of the Board under subsection (1) above shall only apply if the liability is in respect of a protected risk.

5In paragraph 9—

(a)for “subsection (3)” there shall be substituted “subsection (3A)”,

(b)the subsection inserted in section 11 of the 1975 Act shall be renumbered “(3B)” and, in that subsection, for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—

(b)in subsection (5)(b) below, with the insertion after the words “this Act applies” of the words “or authorised friendly society”,, and

(c)at the end there shall be inserted “and in subsection (5)(a) for “another” there shall be substituted “an””.

6In paragraph 11, in the subsection inserted in section 16 of the 1975 Act, after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted—

(aa)with, in subsection (3), the substitution for “another” of “an”;.

7For paragraph 16 there shall be substituted—

16In section 25 (application of surplus funds by the Board), in subsection (1), after the word “applies”, there shall be inserted “and to qualifying friendly societies carrying on business in the United Kingdom”.

8(1)Paragraph 18 shall be amended as follows.

(2)For sub-paragraph (3) there shall be substituted—

(3)In subsection (2), for “subsection (2ZA)” there shall be substituted “subsections (2ZA) to (2ZC)”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (4)—

(a)for “subsection (2)” there shall be substituted “subsection (2ZA)”, and

(b)the subsections inserted in section 32 of the 1975 Act shall be renumbered “(2ZB)” and “(2ZC)” respectively.

(4)After that sub-paragraph there shall be inserted—

(4A)In subsection (2A), in paragraph (c)—

(a)after “policies” there shall be inserted “, or contracts,”, and

(b)at the end there shall be inserted “, or entered into the contract”.

(4B)In subsection (2B), after “policy”, in both places, there shall be inserted “or contract”.

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